Jakub Pawłowicz

  1. More is coming - 2022-01-14

    As you may have noticed my site has changed recently. There’s certainly more focus on the “log” now, which is very intentional: I am going to write more. At times when I chat with people around me, I …

  2. Less people - 2020-07-22

    On the other day I read a BBC story about dropping fertility rates and how that’s gonna affect our society. Let me tell you something. There are already too many of us here, and if we don’t stop, we’r…

  3. Unlinked - 2020-07-03

    I long hesitated about removing my LinkedIn profile, but it has not proved useful in past few years, so I happily let it go. Now my shortened resume lives here , and, just for reference, the old one w…

  4. Nomadic nature - 2020-05-17

    Today I realised my true nature is nomadic. I only wanted to write it down here, so I can relate to this very moment in the future.…

  5. Endless hacking - 2020-04-18

    I feel like writing web software is endless hacking - it’s like bunch of different technologies glued together so they may work, but sometimes they don’t for no apparent reason. A few years ago a frie…

  6. Small things - 2020-03-30

    I love the fact that in decimal notation you can change 0.5 into 0.25 by adding just one character, and the same goes for 0.25 -> 0.125 , 0.5 -> 0.75 , 0.75 -> 0.875 , etc. Small pleasures make life b…

  7. Think about others - 2020-03-23

    It’s year 2000-something. A white couple moves into a small village in a Japanese countryside. Days go one by one, seasons change, those two try to blend in, in the meantime they see how locals live c…

  8. Life is simple - 2020-03-08

    Life is simple. We live to work, play, and socialize. We sleep to rest. We ingest and excrete to keep our internals healthy. We think… …now here comes the trouble, thinking takes us wherever we want, …

  9. It's bloody disgusting - 2020-01-27

    Disclaimer #1: My family is Polish, I was born in Poland and lived 35 out of my 38 years here, so this is my completely biased opinion about my home country. Disclaimer #2: This is a rant Oh well, whe…

  10. We must change - 2020-01-23

    I found an inspiring article on BBC News about climate change and how to tackle it, and the following part speaks right into my heart: People must use less trasport, eat less red meat, and buy fewer c…

  11. Rewards - 2020-01-21

    If you punish a child for being naughty, and reward him for being good, he will do right merely for the sake of the reward; and when he goes out into the world and finds that goodness is not always re…

  12. Hell is other people - 2020-01-20

    Killing one’s creativity and motivation with uncertainty and doubt is a crime against life.…

  13. Thank you, Marie - 2019-12-11

    I listen to your songs now, as I’ve been doing for the most of my life. I don’t know when I heard you for the first time, but I clearly remember seeing Roxette’s poster at my friend’s house when I was…

  14. The patient fan (two years later) - 2019-11-22

    As you know I called myself a patient fan two years ago. Guess what, I know almost nothing about Star Wars Episode IX! I am glad you all have seen the trailers (my family told me there are some!) and …

  15. Craving for sugar - 2019-08-15

    Last 3 months of my life were like a rollercoaster ride fuelled by couple of decisions back in May. I didn’t expect those would have such an impact on my life, so I welcomed them happily only to end u…

  16. Goodbye Twitter - 2018-09-24

    It’s been almost a year since I last actively used Twitter, and honestly, I’ve never missed it much during that time. Sure, I check some of my favourite profiles from time to time, but that’s all, I d…

  17. Notes to future self - part 2 - 2018-02-16

    Hello older Jakub. Since the time you wrote down that list there are couple more notes to be added. So I hope you still… … know how to remove oneself from any equation; … love people and value things …

  18. New beginnings - 2018-01-14

    “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C.S Lewis…

  19. Christmas gifts - 2017-12-24

    As far as I remember I’ve always had trouble getting presents for my family. As Christmas time approached I felt more nervous, looking for ideas everywhere, procrastinating it as far as I could. That’…

  20. From within - 2017-12-01

    We’ve all heard that a lie repeated a thousand times becomes the truth, which in the “overconnected” world is more dangerous than ever. But if we go from macro scale of external world to micro scale o…

  21. The patient fan - 2017-11-22

    The very first movie I saw at a cinema was “The Neverending Story” deep in the mid-80s. That’s one of the earliest memories from my childhood and also a very fond one. That event, or couple of them as…

  22. Feedback loops - 2017-11-05

    When people get into software development, sooner or later they figure out the concept of feedback loops. We start with writing some code, then follow with testing it - if it doesn’t work we go back t…

  23. Dear older generations - 2017-10-08

    I respect you a lot. You were the ones who raised us, who taught us by example how to work hard, who invested a lot of resources in making local and global environments better. However the future (for…

  24. Notes to future self - 2017-10-04

    Hello older Jakub. Here’s your younger self at the age of 35 who hopes you… … are not the lame guy who tells same jokes and stories and bore others to death; … are open-minded and never judge from the…

  25. Saying no - 2017-09-10

    Over my career in IT I turned down many offers, sometimes based on location or technology, but mostly based on employer’s industry. Choosing who to work for boils down to the question whether employer…

  26. Fellow humans - 2017-08-20

    Over the years I’ve built a folder with words of wisdom. I often reach them to find inspiration or moral guidance. The one I came across today is this: “We were all human beings until race disconnecte…

  27. On happiness - 2017-08-11

    Two years ago I learned about hedonic adaptation and it changed my life forever. To those of you who haven’t came across it, it’s (after Wikipedia) an observed tendency in humans to return to a stable…

  28. The bit about myself - 2017-07-30

    It’s only the second post on this log’s return, but I chose a truly hard topic to write about: something meaningful about myself. So let’s do it, there’s no try. What defines me? Couple of months ago …